Bach Chorale

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image = 3.6 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 7.5 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.
W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 312 MB | Scans PDF (600 dpi): 7.5 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Leonid Roizman - Works for Organ 1 (2007)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Leonid Roizman - Works for Organ 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 284 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Melodiya Ukraine # NMCCD-0087 | Country/Year: Ukraine 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:31 minutes | 1.74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata.
Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)

Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 369 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 24 | Time: 66:03 min

Here are the first cantatas Bach presented in Leipzig: sinfonia, chorus, chorale, recitative, the most diverse of arias, all stamped with the composer’s eloquence, but also brimming with poetry amid their profound spiritual commentaries. An exceptional artistry is displayed here, prefiguring the sublime musical offerings that the congregation were to hear Sunday after Sunday . . .
Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot, Hannah Morrison, Carlos Mena, Hans-Jorg Mammel & Mathias Vieweg - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:03 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Here are the first cantatas Bach presented in Leipzig: sinfonia, chorus, chorale, recitative, the most diverse of arias, all stamped with the composer’s eloquence, but also brimming with poetry amid their profound spiritual commentaries. An exceptional artistry is displayed here, prefiguring the sublime musical offerings that the congregation were to hear Sunday after Sunday . . .
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 2 (2016)

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2241 | Time: 01:10:47

Masaaki Suzuki was an organist before he was a conductor, and his recordings of Bach's organ works have made a delightful coda to his magisterial survey of Bach cantatas with his Bach Collegium Japan. This selection, the second in a series appearing on the BIS label, gives a good idea of the gems available. You get a good mix of pieces, including a pair of Bach's Vivaldi transcriptions. Fans of Suzuki's cantata series will be pleased to note the similarities in his style between his conducting and his organ playing: there's a certain precise yet deliberate and lush quality common to both. And he has a real co-star here: the organ of the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, built in 1983 by French maker Marc Garnier. The realizations of Bach's transcriptions of Vivaldi concertos fare especially well here, with a panoply of subtle colors in the organ. Sample the first movement of the Concerto in D minor, BWV 596, with its mellow yet transcendently mysterious tones in the string ripieni. BIS backs Suzuki up with marvelously clear engineering in the small Japanese chapel, and all in all, this is a Bach organ recording that stands out from the crowd. Highly recommended.
Maude Gratton - Bach: Leipzig Organ Works (1723-1750) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maude Gratton - Bach: Leipzig Organ Works (1723-1750) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:50 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The talented organist and harpsichordist Maude Gratton is an artist constantly seeking perfection. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, she trained with such great masters as Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord) and Louis Robilliard (organ), as well as with Olivier Baumont, Blandine Rannou, Kenneth Weiss, Michel Bouvard, Olivier Latry, and Olivier Trachier.
Ton Koopman, Simon Preston, Helmut Walcha - Bach: Orgelwerke (1999)

Ton Koopman, Simon Preston, Helmut Walcha - Bach: Orgelwerke (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 732 Mb | Total time: 79:16+65:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 461 016-2/463 017-2 | Recorded: 1963-65; 1983-92

Much of Bach’s organ music was written during the earlier part of his career, culminating in the period he spent as court organist at Weimar. Among many well-known compositions we may single out the Dorian Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538, the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582, Prelude and Fugue “St Anne”, BWV 552 (in which the fugue theme resembles the well-known English hymn of that name), Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, and the Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540. Chorale preludes are compositions for organ that consist of short variations on simple hymn tunes for all seasons of the church year. Better-known melodies used include the Christmas In dulci jubilo, BWV 608, Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603, the Holy Week Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625, and the Easter Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627, as well as the moving Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637, and the familiar Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, and Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657.
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach & J.M. Bach: Motetten (2015)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach & J.M. Bach: Motetten (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 541 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 325 mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Ricercar / RIC 347

After its successes in the field of German Baroque religious music, here VOX LUMINIS proposes the first complete recording of the motets by Johann Sebastian Bach's ancestors. These motets, most of which are written for double choir, blend the old tradition inherited from the polyphony of the Renaissance with expressive work inspired by the fashions of the madrigal. The chorale melodies that are quite frequently associated with these motets contribute this colour typical of the Lutheran liturgical repertoire.